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Politics and International Relations MA (Hons)

UK

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What will I learn?

Politics and International Relations at Aberdeen, a unique combination in Scotland, focuses on the role of politics, power, states, and governments in an ever-changing global context, taught by internationally renowned academics regularly appearing as experts in the media on events unfolding in the world today. This programme offers the perfect foundation for careers in politics, international affairs, NGOs, media and more.Politics and International Relations explores the world in which we live by considering how the decisions we make collectively affect the culture, society and economy of the world as a whole, including an in-depth look at how various political actors including governments and international institutions influence our world. You will explore voting behaviour, different political systems, making and implementing policy, nationalism and concepts of democracy. You will study organisations, how states interact, global wealth and poverty and the ever-present concerns of conflict and peace.You can also take advantage of unique options made possible by the research pedigree of our academic team with a strong track record in publishing international papers and articles. The knowledge and skills you will gain from this unique subject combination will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. You may well join the many Aberdeen graduates who are household names in politics and journalism, senior figures in global business, international affairs and diplomacy and leading thinkers, authors and experts in their fields.You’ll enjoy a special, warm welcome at the University of Aberdeen, benefit from excellent teaching, research with international impact, and a truly global experience as part of our friendly and vibrant international community. You’ll love our beautiful campus, great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and the many opportunities to add the skills and attributes to give you a competitive advantage in the career path you choose, and wide horizons from study abroad.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,800.00 (US$ 25,036) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

University Office,

Regent Walk King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for. As a general guide, students should present the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the University of Aberdeen. Science - For entry to the BSc., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 or above from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics. Engineering - For entry to the B.Eng/M.Eng., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 from Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics.Law - For entry to the LLB, Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.3 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1320 (post-March 2016), with 650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR ACT composite score of 28, OR 2 SAT Subject tests with a score of 650, OR 2 AP Subject Test at grade 4. IELTS overall score - 6.0, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above. TOEFL iBT overall score - 78, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen ranks in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023).

  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employment prospects
  • Fifth oldest university in the UK
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